Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck (4 August 1866)

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Date: 1866-08-04
By: Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Despatch from the Earl of Carnarvon to Viscount Monck (4 August 1866) in UK, Parliament, Correspondence respecting the Proposed Union of the British North American Provinces (London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1867).
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No. 15.
COPY of a DESPATCH from the Right Hon. the Earl of CARNARVON to Viscount MONCK

(No. 20.)

Downing Street, August 4, 1866.


THE Lient-Governor of Nova Scotia has reported that he has been in communication with your Lordship respecting the appointment of a Canadian deputation to come to ENgland, to confer with Her Majesty’s Government upon the subject of the Confederation of the British North American Provinces.

I, therefore, think it right to apprise your Lordship, by the earliest opportunity, that the advanced period of the session, — combined with the absence of the delegates from Canada, — has rendered it impossible for Her Majesty’s Government to submit to Parliament any measure upon this important subject. I have to add, that i have intimated to the gentlemen composing the delegations from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, that during the recess i should be prepared to enter fully into communication with them and with the delegates from Canada, should they arrive and to endeavour to arrive with them at such a conclusion as would be satisfactory both to the Colonies and to this country.

I have, &c.


Viscount Monck,
&c. &c.

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